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AbleData AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment. 
Amazing Innovation: Mobile Apps for the Disabled This is a great article (August 6, 2010) by Sarah Perez about mobile technologies and apps that aide persons with a variety of challenges. (http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/amazing_innovation_mobile_apps_for_the_disabled.php)  
Assistive Technology Resource Centers Assistive Technology Resource centers are an excellent place to test and preview assistive technologies to determine which are the best for you or for your child or family member. These centers work together with assistive technology distributors, manufacturers, and donors who supply devices and technologies for their clients to try. The National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP) is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) to provide assistance to the assistive technology programs of 56 U.S. states and territories. You may be able to find an assistive technology program near you by checking out this list created by NATTAP. 
Bridging Apps Bridging Apps is a new organization offering individually tailored e-tool/app finding services to aide persons of all ages and diagnoses with disability to find the right e-tools for them. They believe that it is more important to focus on the person who will be using the technology, rather than the device itself. They assume that their clients are wanting to improve a skill or creatively compensate for a deficit that may be preventing the client with a disability from maximizing their highest potential. 
CAP YouTube Channel Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) of the US Department of Defense has recorded a series of webinars to share the CAP training experience with customers and stakeholders around the world. Newly recorded webinars, including computer/electronic accommodations for persons with MS, and upcoming topics will be listed on their website (also listed separately above) or can be viewed at this YouTube Channel. 
CogniTech Cafe The CogniTech Café offers support to individuals, service professionals, clinicians, and vendors of technology products by educating them on how assistive technology devices and services afford greater access to electronic information, education, communication, and employment for individuals with disabilities. 
Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)  CAP was funded in 1990 as the centrally funded reasonable accommodations program for employees with disabilities in the DoD; it now serves many federal agencies. CAP's mission is to ensure that people with disabilities and wounded Service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities throughout the Federal government. If you are a federal employee, this is a MUST-see site! And a good site to see assistive options, even if you aren't a federal employee. 
Fashionable Canes & Walking Sticks A huge selection of canes and walking sticks of all varieties (folding, medical, fashion, etc.). 
Infinitec.org Infinitec’s mission is to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities through technology by helping people with disabilities find and get access to information, technology services, training, assistive equipment and specialists by creating partnerships that maximize resources. 
Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) The Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) is a program of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. MDTAP's mission is to enhance the lives of all Marylanders with disabilities, older Marylanders, and their families by helping support access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services.​​ Among other services, MDTAP offers AT equipment demonstrations & loans & has AT financial loan programs & services. 
maxiaides.com A commercial site listing many assistive devices and technologies available for purchase. 
Meeting Life's Challenges “Meeting Life’s Challenges” offer practical lifestyle information, helpful strategies, and motivation for people whose lives have been affected by chronic illness and disability. 
USA TechGuide USA TechGuide is a web guide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices. You can read and submit wheelchair reviews, mobility scooter reviews, wheelchair cushion reviews, standing device reviews, and search The TechGuide for all types of assistive equipment. 
USDA Target Center videos The USDA Target Center has produced several humorous educational videos to introduce viewers (targeted to employers/supervisors) to good workplace accommodations practice and workplace ergonomics, and to the resources the Target Center offers. 
Workplace Ergonomics Reference Guide (2nd Edition) This workplace ergonometric guide (in PDF format, so you can easily print) from the US government's Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (for federal employees) shows you how to keep your body well positioned and functioning at its best while in a typical workplace setting. The recommendations apply to both typical and disabled employees, but it's also a great reference guide for your home office. The Guide also includes a few suggestions for computer/electric accommodations that may be helpful to some persons with disability. 
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